Internet governance

The complicated world of ICANN – part one
The complicated world of ICANN – part one 01 May 2004 Carlos Afonso

From March 2 to 6, the Council of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), met in Rome with the different committees of the so-called support organisations. It was the largest meeting to date, with more than 600 delegates from dozens of countries, meeting in over 27 fora. Brazil sent nine delegates, seven of them linked to the current Comitê Gestor da Internet no Brasil (Brazilian Internet Management Committee – CGIBr), and all of them members of at least one of t...

Global Forum on Internet Governance: Not everyone agrees on what is broken nor on what fixing might involve
Global Forum on Internet Governance: Not everyone agrees on what is broken nor on what fixing might involve 29 April 2004 APCNews

A global forum on internet governance organised under the auspices of the United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force (UNICTTF) was held at the UN Headquarters in New York, March 25-27, to bring together leading actors and all relevant stakeholders, including Member States, civil society and the private sector, interested in internet governance issues. APC was involved in planning the forum in its capacity as coordinator of the UNICTTF working group on ICT policy. T...

Business planning for e-networks links Central Europe with the Balkans
Business planning for e-networks links Central Europe with the Balkans 22 April 2004 APCNews

A Mission-Driven Business Planning workshop for environmental civil society online networks in the Balkans took place in Rome from 25 to 28 February 2004. Three APC members in the Balkans Bulgaria’s BlueLink.net, Croatia’s ZaMirNET and Romania’s StrawberryNet together with six young electronic NGO networking initiatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo/a, Mac...

No more back-room deals for .br (Brazil)
No more back-room deals for .br (Brazil) 19 February 2004 APCNews

There’s a new openness since the Lula government came to power at the beginning of 2003 and began working hand-in-hand with Brazilian civil society to change the way the internet is being governed in Brazil. It’s been announced that the committee which handles all Brazilian-registered website addresses will be chosen in public online elections. For the first time since the .br registry was...

Management Committee Elections to be held via the internet, with digital certification
Management Committee Elections to be held via the internet, with digital certification 06 February 2004 ITI/Abong

The Internet Management Committee met on January 23 in Sao Paolo, and initiated the process of democratising the internet in the country. For the first time since the creation of the Committee in May 1995, members of civil society were elected, and participated directly in the deliberations. In accordance with Decree 4.829 of September 2003, the Committee comprises 21 members. Nine are chose...

APC face-to-face in Cartagena: Networking and Advocacy for Communications Rights
APC face-to-face in Cartagena: Networking and Advocacy for Communications Rights 26 November 2003 APCNews

The APC face-to-face meeting took place in Cartagena, Colombia, from October 28 to November 6 2003. The theme of the meeting “Networking and Advocacy for Communications Rights” was inspired in APC action areas and the preparatory work for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which takes place in Geneva in December this year and in Tunis in 2005. Attendees were APC members f...

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